Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

Introduced at the 2015 East Coast Meet from Ralph Ratcliffe Models are a new beam type heavy haul trailer and a new Mack R600 resin cab offered with two different styles of grille inserts. Check our New Products section for more info. We invite everyone attending the show or in the area to stop by our modeling display section and Route87 diorama display to see the some of the very best examples of 1/87 vehicle modeling in North America in addition to specialty vendors in our area! This year we have returning Zycon Models, Ralph Ratcliffe Models, Don Mills Models, Shortline Model Products, and new this year, Buffalo Road Imports and Masterbilt Models. We'll once again be in the Mallary Complex in the same approximate location as previous years (section 140). Stop by and say hello and see all the new offerings!

Announced during the 2015 East Coast Meet were four all new International DCOF-405 "Emeryville" truck tractors available as resin kits from Sylvan Scale Models. We previously announced new models and new paint schemes on existing models from Classic Metal Works. We began the month with a new production run of Athearn's 20' intermodal container model in six paint schemes. Check out all the details in our January New Products.


Who We Are, What We Do

The 1/87 Vehicle Club was established to promote the construction, use, and manufacture of prototypically accurate scale vehicle and equipment models specifically in 1/87 (HO) scale. 1/87 scale is most commonly referred to as "HO" scale because this is the scale of HO gauge model trains, by far the most popular scale for railroad modeling.

Our club assists in the exhibition, promotion, manufacturing, and production research of vehicles of all kinds in 1/87 (HO) scale. This web site and associated events are the place to meet and communicate with other people who are passionate about your hobby.

   Upcoming Events

We're continuing our break from the photo coverage of the 2014 Fulda Meet to catch up on outstanding submissions. Our highlight photo for Photo Gallery 653 is a stunning model of an International R-190 truck tractor from Jim Reid. We also are happy to introduce first-time contributors John Boes and Tommy Hochstetter in this Gallery. Check out all the world-class models on display in our Photo Gallery 653! [posted 12/28/2014]

We're taking a break from our photo coverage of the 2014 Fulda Meet for variety and catch up on outstanding submissions. Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 652 is this classic C&H Transportation International Emeryville rig from Jim Groeneweg. We also want to introduce two new modelers to our Photo Galleries, Jim Reid and Ron Britton. Check out all the great models on display in our Photo Gallery 652! [posted 12/24/2014]

We continue our photo coverage of the recent 2014 Fulda Meet with the second batch of photographs from Thomas Anic. We want to thank Thomas and once again thank Markus Traeger for their generosity in sharing their photos from Fulda! We have several models and modelers we haven't been able to identify so if you can help us we'd certainly appreciate it! Our highlight photo for this gallery is another photo of Michael Stegmann's classic and vintage automobile restoration shop with a collection of very unique models. Check out all the models on display in our Photo Gallery 651! [posted 12/14/2014]

We continue to update the Classic Mint Collectibles web site as we uncover more photos, some never before published. This is another of the projects we've recently completed, an archival web site for Classic Mint Collectibles. In case you're a recent "convert" to 1/87 scale or have only recently discovered our web site, Classic Mint Collectibles produced some of the most exquisite museum quality brass models of HO scale Peterbilt trucks, Komatsu and John Deere mining and construction equipment, and Talbert lowboy and Heil pneumatic bulk trailers from 2003 through 2009. Having been involved in the research and development of these models we feel uniquely qualified to keep the brand at the forefront of any discussion regarding high quality models in 1/87 scale. We'll be adding to the site and doing all we can to keep the content fresh so please check it out. We hope you enjoy the site! [posted 08/02/2013]

We invite you to check out the N Scale Vehicle Association's latest web site updates. The N scale Mack R truck tractor from Athearn was selected as N Scale Vehicle of the Year at it's recent annual convention in Roanoke, Virginia. We've made a significant contribution in time and effort in support of this web site. Check it out!

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